Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Review


The Redmi brand of Xiaomi is well known for its budget but premium look devices – with Note 9s, not an exception. Featuring an outstanding quad camera, an Octa-core processor, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner with a super detailed display, the Xiaomi Redmi 9s is really a very amazing device.

Key Specifications:

Dimensions: 76.7 x 165.7 x 8.8 mm

Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 5MP

Front Camera: 16 MP

SIM: Dual Nano SIM


Storage: 64GB

Display: 6.67 inches LCD IPS screen

Battery: 5020mAh

Software:  Android 10

Network: 2G, 3G, 4G

Processor: Snapdragon 720G

Design and Display: 

The first positive of the Redmi Note 9s is it’s Gorilla Glass 5 covering which gives stronger protection against breakages. In addition, the device features a stunning aesthetic design with a 3D curved glass back for good grip and maximum comfort. 

The device rear is dominated by a quad-camera with a single flash for lighting, a Redmi branding pushed below, and the fingerprint sensor moved to the side for easier accessibility.

Coming upfront is a detailed 395-pixel density screen with a screen to body ratio of 84.5% and an in-display single camera sensor.


The Redmi Note 9s comes with a battery capacity of 5020mAh with a fast charging technology and a 22.5W fast charger out of the box.

On a full charge, the battery is capable of supporting 147 hours of music playback, 33 hours of calling, 16 hours of continuous navigation, and about 13 hours of gaming.


The star feature of this device is its camera capabilities. Featuring a quad rear camera with a 48MP ultra-high-resolution main lens which supports 4k and video pro mode, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens which provides an almost 1.3 times wider view, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro camera for close-ups, the Redmi Note 9s has all it takes to give you stunning images.

In addition, the in-display front camera features a 16MP lens for video calls and selfies.

Processor, Software, and Memory:

The Redmi Note 9s comes with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Octa-core processor for smooth performance and glitch-free gaming experience, with the Qualcomm Adreno 618 GPU handling graphics rendering. Ensuring smooth running is a 4GB memory and a 64GB drive for file storage.

The device runs of the latest Android 10 operating system.


  • A very good processor for glitch-free gaming
  • Very good battery with fast charging
  • Outstanding camera


  • No 5G connectivity

Full Specifications:

Design, Appearance, and Sensors

  • Dimensions: 76.7 x 165.7 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 209g
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Proximity, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
  • Colors:  White, blue, black


  • Type: LCD IPS
  • Diagonal size: 6.67 inches
  • Aspect ratio: 20:9
  • Screen to body ratio: 84.5%
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 px FHD+
  • Pixel Density: 395 PPI

Internal Hardware

  • Processor Type: Octa-core
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, 2.3GHz
  • Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 618
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: up to 128GB

Video and Photography

  • Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 5MP
  • Front-facing Camera: 16 MP


  • Bluetooth: v5.0
  • WiFi: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11n 5GHz, 802.11ac
  • GPS: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, GPS (L1+L5), NavIC System
  • USB: –

Wireless Networks and Software

  • 2G mobile network: Yes
  • 3G mobile network: Yes
  • 4G mobile network: Yes
  • 5G mobile network: No
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 10


  • Battery Type and Capacity: 5020 mAh Non-removable Li-po battery
  • Battery Charging: 18W Fast charging
  • Announced: March 2020
  • Market Availability: April 2020

CrunchPhone’s Shoppers Guide:

Just like the most of the mobile phones reviewed at Crunch Phone, the Redmi Note 9s is firmly in the budget category. 

However, when you look at the really stunning features that come with it, we definitely recommend this device if you can afford it. 

However, if you can’t, take a look at the following low-cost smartphones:

Price and Where to Buy:

As of May 5, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is not yet widely available in Africa. When it is, we expect the device to retail for about 200 dollars, which is about 78,000 Nigerian Naira, 1,160 Ghanaian Cedis, 21,320 Kenyan Shillings, and 3,717 South African Rand.

We’ll update this page immediately we receive information about the device’s availability in stores.

Meanwhile, you can check out other Xiaomi smartphone deals at the following online stores:

Konga Nigeria

Jumia Kenya

Jumia Ghana

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